We at Porsche are proud to present our model overview for 2002. This model-year, we've introduced the 911 GT2, refreshed the 911 Carrera series just three years after its introduction and announced a new partnership with renowned home and mobile audio specialist Bose to provide digital sound systems for our vehicles. The following is a brief overview of the current Porsche model range. Menu



The Porsche® 911® GT2, the ultimate Porsche model for 2002, is 10-percent more powerful and seven-percent lighter than the 911 Turbo on which it is based. The biggest weight savings over the 911 Turbo comes from making the GT2 rear-wheel drive (the 911 Turbo is all-wheel drive). Other weight-saving measures include fitting sport seats in front and deleting the rear seats. In place of a spare tire, there is a tire repair kit. Chassis modifications come directly from Porsche’s road racing experience. The GT2 can accelerate from zero-to-62 mph (zero-to-100 km/h) in about four seconds and can achieve a top track speed of 195 mph (315 km/h).

A modified version of the 3.6-liter twin-turbo six-cylinder “boxer” engine from the 911 Turbo allows an increase in maximum turbo boost pressure to 14.5 psi, compared to 11.76 psi for the 911 Turbo. The GT2 engine produces 456 horsepower at 5,700 rpm and sustains 457 lb.-ft. (620 Nm) of peak torque from 3,500-4,500 rpm. The only transmission available is a modified version of the 911 Turbo six-speed manual. A special asymmetric limited-slip differential helps stabilize the car in curves under load changes.

Compared to the 911 Turbo, redesigned air intake scoops provide additional cooling air. Porsche refined the aerodynamic characteristics to produce greater downforce. A one-piece fixed-design rear wing replaces the two-piece automatic-deploying spoiler of the 911 Turbo and allows 1-6 degrees adjustment for racetrack driving. Suspension modifications include racing springs that lower the center of gravity by 0.78-inch (20 mm), adjustable anti-roll bars and a wide range of suspension adjustment to accommodate racing tires. The front alloy wheels measure 18 x 8.5-inch and mount 235/40 ZR18 tires. The rear alloy wheels measure 18 x 12-inch and mount 315/30 ZR18 tires.

The 911 GT2 is the first Porsche to be fitted as standard with the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCBTM). The ceramic composite discs weigh 50-percent less than comparable metal discs, reducing unsprung weight by a significant 36.6 lb. (16.6 kg) and thus enhancing suspension response.

The GT2 retains all current Porsche safety technology, including dual front airbags plus the Porsche Side Impact Protection System, which includes boron-steel door reinforcement beams, energy-absorbing door panels and door-mounted side airbags. The 30-liter capacity sidebags provide additional protection for the chest, head, and pelvis.

Although the 911 GT2 deletes some of the luxury content from the 911 Turbo, its standard equipment includes power windows and an anti-theft system with transponder key, immobiliser, alarm plus central locking with remote entry. The GT2 substitutes a CD stereo system for the Bose digital sound system used in the 2002 911 Turbo. Automatic climate control and cruise control and natural leather trim are available as options.




The new-generation Porsche® 911® Turbo, introduced for MY 2001, continues a performance legend begun 26 years ago when the first 911 Turbo was introduced to North America. With a 415-horsepower (309 kW) twin-turbo engine and advanced all-wheel drive, the new-generation 911 Turbo takes its place in the top echelon of the supercar category. Derived from the Porsche GT1 racecar, the 3.6-liter, horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine sustains 415 lb.-ft. (560 Nm) of peak torque from 2,700-4,600 rpm. In place of a conventional throttle cable setup, the E-Gas electronic throttle transmits pedal position to the engine control unit. Power drives through a standard six-speed manual transmission. The advanced Tiptronic® S five-speed automatic transmission is available as an option. The 911 Turbo can accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) in just 4.2 seconds. On the test track, the 911 Turbo can sprint from a standstill to 100 mph (160 kph) in only 9.2 seconds and achieve a top track speed of 189 mph (305 km/h). Standard Bi-Xenon headlight clusters feature xenon high-intensity discharge headlights for both the low and high beams. The upper part of the two-piece rear stabilizer wing automatically raises at speeds above 75 mph (120 kph) and lowers at speeds below 50 mph (80 km/h). The standard aluminum alloy wheels measure 18 x 8 inches in front and mount 225/40 ZR18 tires; the 18 x 11-inch rear wheels mount 295/30 ZR18 tires. Also derived from the GT1 racecar, one-piece, four-piston brake calipers reduce unsprung weight and heat and feature 13-inch vented, cross-drilled discs front and rear. The standard Porsche Stability Management system (PSM) can detect a loss of grip at the front or rear and reduce instability by applying braking to individual wheels and, if necessary, altering engine power.

The 911 Turbo adds an optional engine enhancement performance package that increases power to 450-horsepower and 457 lb.-ft of torque. It will be available later in the model year. In addition, the 911 Turbo adds a standard Bose® high-end digital audio system with six-channel amplifier, 12 speakers and a subwoofer module. In addition, the 911 Turbo adds new front seat belt pretensioners and force limiters to its extensive roster of safety technology, and the trunk now includes an anti-entrapment release with internal handle. New comfort and convenience features includeauto-dimming inside and outside mirrors and rain sensor windshield wipers. Interior enhancements include redesigned center vents, while matte-surface switches improve tactile feel. A new lockable glovebox adds to interior storage, and the center dash gains an integral cupholder. The keys have a color Porsche Crest®. New exterior colors include Black, Basalt Black Metallic and Carrera White.




The 2002 Carrera 4S combines the 3.6-liter, 320-horsepower normally aspirated 911 Carrera engine with the all-wheel drive chassis, body design and feature content of the 911 Turbo. The 911 Carrera 4S replaces the 911 Carrera 4 Coupe in the Porsche line.

The Carrera 4S shares the 911 Turbo’s basic body shell but adds unique design elements. Instead of the Turbo’s two-piece rear spoiler, the Carrera 4S retains the automatic-deploying rear spoiler used on other 911 Carrera models. From the rear, the quick tip-off to the model’s identity is its exclusive reflector strip connecting the taillights. The Carrera 4S deletes the Turbo’s large intake ducts ahead of the rear wheels, since these are only required on the Turbo to supply air to the turbo intercoolers. The 911 Carrera 4S does retain the Turbo’s lower rear quarter panel louvers.




The 2002 911 Targa updates a sliding glass roof design first used on the previous-generation 911 Targa, offered in the U.S. in 1996 and 1997. The all-new 911 Targa shares the new 3.6-liter, 320-horsepower engine, 911 Turbo-inspired front-end styling and interior enhancements with the redesigned 911 Carrera models that Porsche introduced for 2002. The new engine makes these the most powerful normally aspirated 911 models ever offered in North America. In profile, the 911 Targa can be distinguished by its sharply tapered rear side glass.

The new Targa expands on the concept of the previous model, which introduced a large power-operated sliding glass roof that slid under the rear window. The biggest difference from the previous 911 Carrera Targa is that the rear window in the new model is hinged to open, providing convenient access to the rear luggage compartment.




Porsche has significantly enhanced the 911 Carrera models for 2002, their fourth model year, giving them a larger, more powerful engine and a new look inspired by the 911 Turbo. The line includes the 911 Carrera Coupe and Cabriolet and the all-wheel drive 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet. A new version of the 911 Carrera 4 Coupe will be released later in the model year. While keeping their unmistakable 911 profile, the 2002 models adopt the headlight design of the 911 Turbo, plus a newly shaped front end, widened rear quarter panels, and redesigned oval exhaust tailpipes.

All models benefit from a strengthened body structure, which enhances handling, ride quality and safety. The design changes benefit performance, increasing airflow to the radiators by 15 percent and reducing aerodynamic lift on both the front and rear suspension. The Bi-Xenon gas-discharge headlights that are standard on the 911 Turbo are a new option for the 911 Carrera models.

Porsche enlarged the displacement of the six-cylinder boxer engine in the 911 Carrera models to 3.6 liters from 3.4 liters and increased horsepower to 320 from 300. Peak torque increases to 273 lb.-ft. at 4,250 rpm from 258 lb.-ft. at 4,600 rpm, and the torque curve is now broader overall for enhanced response at all speeds. The new VarioCam® Plus valve timing and lift system – similar to that used on the 911 Turbo – helps boost torque. Porsche optimized suspension tuning for the enhanced performance, and new-design Carrera II 17-inch alloy wheels reduce unsprung weight.

The 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet all-wheel drive system uses a viscous multi-plate clutch mounted just behind the front differential. The Cabriolet features a fully automatic power roof, an automatic deploying supplemental safety bar structure, and a standard removable aluminum hardtop. A glass rear window with integral defroster replaces the polycarbonate window in the Cabriolet. Safety technology includes a patented crumple-zone body structure, dual front airbags, door-mounted side airbags, and anti-lock brakes (ABS). The Porsche Stability Management System (PSM) is standard on the 911 Carrera 4 and optional for the 911 Carrera.

The 911 Carrera models gain new seatbelt pretensioners and load limiters. A three-spoke sports steering wheel replaces the previous four-spoke wheel, and the center vents have also been redesigned. The remote entry system now controls memory function when the optional power seats are ordered. A new optional Bose® digital sound system replaces previous sound system upgrades. The newly standard onboard computer uses an LCD screen in the tachometer to display information including fuel consumption and driving range, engine oil level, outside temperature and 35 different warning messages in plain text. New exterior colors include Black, Basalt Black Metallic and Carrera White.




The Boxster is a mid-engine roadster with a design that echoes such classic mid-engine Porsche sports/racing cars as the 550 Spyder and RS60. The Boxster gets its name from a combination of the classic Porsche horizontally opposed six-cylinder “boxer” engine and its roadster body. The Boxster is powered by a 2.7-liter, 217-horsepower engine with a two-stage resonance intake system, VarioCam® variable valve timing and an E-Gas electronic (“drive-by-wire”) throttle. The powerplant can accelerate the Boxster from zero-to-62 mph (zero-to-100 km/h) in 6.6 seconds.

A five-speed manual transmission is standard, and the Porsche Tiptronic S five-speed automatic is available as an option. Light weight combined with a broad torque curve and a roomy, comfortable interior make the Boxster the ideal sportscar for everyday driving. The standard power convertible roof features a cloth headliner for a quiet ride and lowers in just 12 seconds. An aluminum hardtop is optional.

Safety technology in the Boxster includes a patented crumple-zone body structure, inertia-reel three-point seatbelts with pretensioners and load limiters, dual front airbags, door-mounted side airbags, and anti-lock brakes (ABS). Boron steel tubing reinforcements inside the windshield header and A-pillars and supplemental safety bars behind the seats help provide protection in rollover accidents. The Porsche Stability Management (PSM) system is also available as an option.

The Boxster gains new seatbelt pretensioners and load limiters, plus interior enhancements and a new optional Bose® digital sound system. The trunk adds an internal anti-entrapment release. The remote entry system now controls seat memory function when the optional power seats are ordered. When the optional onboard computer is ordered, it is accompanied by a new LCD multifunctional display inside the instrument cluster. Interior switches get a matte finish and the keys have a color Porsche Crest®. The exterior color palette adds Black, Carrera White, and Basalt Black Metallic for 2002.

The Boxster S builds on the foundation of the popular Boxster model and offers an even higher level of performance and standard features. A 3.2-liter engine, exclusive to this model, produces 250 horsepower and 225 lb.-ft. of peak torque. Power-boosting technology includes a dual-resonance air intake and VarioCam® variable valve timing. The engine produces 85 percent of its peak torque at just 2,000 rpm, giving the Boxster S outstanding response even at low speeds. To handle the extra power, the Boxster S is equipped with a version of the six-speed manual transmission and the larger cross-drilled brake discs from the 911® Carrera®. Standard 17-inch wheels and tires and sport chassis tuning enhance handling. The Porsche Boxster S can accelerate from zero-to-62 mph (zero-to-100 km/h) in just 5.9 seconds (versus 6.6 seconds for the standard Boxster model). A third radiator augments the standard model’s two to handle cooling for the larger engine, and its central air intake quickly identifies the Boxster S.

Distinctive titanium-color exterior trim sets the Boxtser S apart from the standard Boxster. Inside, the Boxster S features unique instrument panel gauges with aluminum-color trim and gray faces. Aluminum-look door and luggage compartment handles, shift lever, and shifter bezel reinforce the classic sports car appearance. The standard power convertible roof lowers in just 12 seconds, and its cloth headliner ensures all-season comfort. Safety technology includes a patented crumple-zone body structure, inertia-reel three-point seatbelts with pretensioners and load limiters, dual front airbags, door-mounted side airbags, anti-lock brakes (ABS) and integrated supplemental safety bars. The Porsche Stability Management (PSM) system is available as an option.

The Boxster S enters its third model year with new seatbelt pretensioners and load limiters, plus interior enhancements and a new optional Bose® digital sound system. The trunk adds an internal anti-entrapment release. The remote entry system now controls seat memory function when the optional power seats are ordered. When the optional onboard computer is ordered, it is accompanied by a new LCD multifunctional display inside the instrument cluster. Interior switches get a matte finish and the keys have a color Porsche Crest. The exterior color palette adds Black, Carrera White, and Basalt Black Metallic for 2002.

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